This fantastic walk combines a stretch of the North Norfolk Coastal Path with a path through Ringstead Downs, one of Norfolk’s rare areas of downland. On Thursdays only it offers an opportunity to walk through the private Hunstanton Park with views of the moated Hunstanton Hall, once the home of the Le Strange family. The Le Strange family has occupied this land since the family came to England with William the Conqueror. In medieval times they allowed the local population access to the park on Thursdays to gather firewood ‘by hook or by crook’. Although there is no longer a need for firewood, the tradition of access each Thursday has been maintained and is greatly appreciated by local walkers.
Order a packed lunch at reception and enjoy a morning or afternoon walking – the route will take approximately 3.5 hours at a good pace. Walking footwear is recommended as paths may be slippery or uneven. This map is only a guide as access to footpaths may change.
After your walk, return to The Lodge and enjoy a refreshing drink, sandwich or bar meal. Or, why not make a weekend of it and book into our comfortable accommodation? The Lodge makes an excellent base for exploring all that the beautiful coastline of which North West Norfolk has to offer.